With each passing day, technology is bringing a transparency to the clinical care PHO's and other organizations provide. Customers are evaluating physicians as well as the organizations that contract their services. With Challenger, there are fresh new ways to assess, support, and improve the well-being and performance quality of your physician population and medical enterprise - and publish that improvement to your customers.
Challenger offers a variety of trend-setting approaches to ongoing physician education that result in better preparedness, member CME efficiency and convenience, risk and cost reduction and more. Wouldn't you like to prove that your group has the edge? With Challenger you can.
Differentiation. It is important today for a group or practice to differentiate itself from competitors. A group competing for hospital contracts or physician staff has to offer more today than just a job. An education program that is unique and branded to the group, covering all the basic continuing education and certification needs can be part of that.
Recruitment. Recruitment into a group or practice will often come down to pay and location. However, non-taxable benefits, such as education expenses, can be an important tool not only as a direct recruitment benefit, but also to show that the practice works to increase physician satisfaction.
Retention. Keeping physicians on staff depends on job satisfaction. An organization that works to create an environment that addresses all of a member's professional needs has additional benefits to offer physicians for retention.
Outlier Identification. For group management it is important to know the standard at which all your physicians are practicing. Challenger's programs help to identify outliers. We let you keep up with individual recertification and continuous certification cycles, as well as state or hospital mandated training. You can easily identify and work with physicians facing CME, certification requirements, or in need of supplementary training.
Risk Reduction. Knowing how your physicians measure up on tests for the standard of knowledge lets group leadership more easily identify risks related to knowledge weaknesses. Ensuring that they meet requirements and correct deficiencies shows that you have a rigorous training environment for your physicians.
Standards Sharing. Challenger's programs offer standard-of-care continuing education in every primary and acute care specialty. These programs are:
Convenience. Traveling to conferences is increasingly expensive and inconvenient. Besides the direct costs, physicians lose income from missing shifts or days in the office. With Challenger's programs, travel can be reduced, or travel time can be used for more productive programs specific to new techniques and diagnostics, rather than routine CME or exam preparation requirements.
Time & Cost. Our courses are available at the user's own time and pace. They don't have to spend a day at a lecture; instead, they can work through material at their convenience, when they have free time to spend on it.
Our pricing is much more economical than individual phyisicans would spend acquiring these benefits themselves. The basic review starts at $895 per slot, with an annual maintenance fee that covers all CME certificates, course updates, technical support, individual support for physicians – everything.
For a group of 40 physicians, that works out to about $35,800 for the first year of the contract, and $6,000 per year thereafter.
For that, your physicians are covered for all their CME requirements, all their state-mandated CME, all recertification review, all maintenance of certification or LLSA reviews – no additional costs for anything. The à la carte cost of this benefit would be over $100,000 in the first year alone!
If you consider the indirect benefits such as reduced travel costs and stress, the time savings, the ease of compliance, then the value of acquiring your own professional education system increases.
What is the advantage of having a physician staff that is well prepared for recertification? Consider the benefit of offering ongoing peer reviewed training via a product updated constantly with new changes in care and guidelines.